Lawsuit accuses Apple of luring away key engineers to work within a new battery division, fueling speculation that the iPhone maker has ambitions of developing an electric car of its own.
Judge Lucy Koh in August rejected the companies' initial $324.5 million offer to settle the case accusing four Silicon Valley giants of conspiring to stay away from each other's employees.
Lawsuit claims iPhone maker hired away critical employees to staff a new battery division.
Apple and Google are among the companies accused of conspiring not to hire away each other's employees.
The e-commerce company will settle suits brought by the Justice Department and California attorney general for alleged agreements with Intuit.
Apple has been building prototype headsets that could one day rival Facebook's Oculus Rift or Microsoft's Hololens, according to the Financial Times.
Court documents in the wage-fixing lawsuit reveal that several tactics were allegedly dreamed up to prevent the social network from hiring Google workers.
The company has so far hired fewer than 20 people at BlackBerry, but it has plans to hire many more as part of a big mobile push, according to a report.
Facebook's chief operating officer says in a court filing that she was approached by a Google executive about agreeing to limit recruiting and hiring activities between the two companies but declined.
Unmanned aerial vehicles trackked rhinos and elephants and could help save some herds from being killed by poachers.